I'd never thought of installing a solid state drive on my laptop, but this article
I thought was pretty interesting. In it, they replace the opticle drive with a 32GB SSD, and leave the hard drive in. They put the OS (in this case, they tested Mac's) on the SSD and used the HD for storage. The performance was considerably faster. 32GB is more than enough for a Linux OS, and if the article's side-by-side installation comparison between a Macbook and a notebook is any indication, the operation is a considerably simpler on a notebook. Has anyone ever tried this dual drive thing, or had any experience using Linux on SSD's?